Kopu Lighthouse

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Kopu Lighthouse
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The history of the lighthouse began over 500 years ago when a landmark was needed by the Hanseatic League in the first place, as their merchants were complaining about ships disappearing in the Baltic Sea. The highest hill (68 m) of Hiiumaa, the Tornimagi, became the location of the lighthouse.In 1531 a massive stone tower was erected.Interesting to know:• Kopu is the third oldest constantly active lighthouse worldwide• In 1660 iron stairs were constructed on the outer wall of the tower.• In 1810 a staircase was built inside the tower
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Jan S
Helsinki, Finland76 contributions
Aug 2021
Highest lighthouse in Hiiumaa from the sea level, although Tahkuna is higher fro the ground level. Extremely interesting history and well displayed information about nordic lighthouses. A bit crowded, but still ok, definitely worth a visit while you're in Hiiumaa.
Written August 26, 2021
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M00M
Tallinn, Estonia636 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
It's extraordinary place and viewpoint. The view is more that 100m from sea level and the view takes you to the whole area. Lovely cafe next to the Lighthouse. Definitely worth visiting and important landmark on the island Hiiumaa.
Written July 3, 2020
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Kevin B
Canterbury85 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
You have seen the rest, now see the best. An astonishingly over engineered and massive structure. The lighthouse has been in use for centuries and has been improved and strengthened over time. The entrance is very narrow and a little scary for those who are unsteady and the first stairs rise in a straight line at a steep angle to what seems to be a raised up entry lobby in which there is a good display about Baltic lighthouses. You then climb the square structure to the top and get a good but windy view of the island. The lighthouse covers a large arc across the island and, because of its range, it's a long way from the sea.
It sits in a small park with a shop and café. Try the cloudberry ice cream (to die for) and the kids can play in the park while you sit in the sun.
Written August 31, 2013
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Liis77
Rome, Italy922 contributions
Aug 2012
It's one of the oldest lighthouses in the world, having been in continuous use since its completion in 1531. It's not hard to go to the top. But a view is amazing!
Written April 22, 2013
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kahru
kent92 contributions
Oct 2012 • Family
A worthwhile visit outstanding views from the top, there are a lot of stairs to climb,the site is rich in history well worth a visit
Written October 25, 2012
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Sigrid T
Tartu, Estonia82 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
The oldest (functioning) lighthouse on the Baltic sea is definetely worth a visit. In addition to great views from the top over much of Hiiumaa island and surrounding sea it offers an interrdting exchibition covering the history of the Kõpu lighthouse and introducing lighthouses around the Baltic.
Written July 29, 2019
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kirsikivi
Tallinn, Estonia32 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Stairs are pretty high, could be a bit problematic for older people but therefore there are not too many steps of those high stairs. For a 9-year old no problem. Wide platform on top to enjoy the views. Long history, 3rd oldest lighthouse in the world.
Written August 9, 2018
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BeachStone2C
Helsinki, Finland2,775 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
Kopu lighthouse was competed in 1531 and is one of the oldest in the world. It is easy to understand why the location was selected hundreds of years ago. Great views.
Written November 11, 2017
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Tõnis P
Kolga, Estonia47 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Very nice view, cafe right next to lighthouse, stairs are little steep but its no problem. Place to visit.
Written August 21, 2017
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AiveV
Tallinn, Estonia495 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
If you dont have been in Kõpu tuletorn, then you don't have been in Hiiumaa :)
It's really nice outside and inside, and more fantastic views!
Its best to visit before closing time, then there is not so much visitors.
Written July 3, 2017
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